- - When to clip?
|Wallaby ||09-03-2011 01:18 AM |
When to clip?
I'm planning on giving Lacey a bib clip this winter just to help her sweat a little bit less when it's cold out but I'm not sure exactly when to clip her for the first time.
Obviously now is too soon but since her winter coat is very much starting to coming in, I figure I should start thinking about this.
So when do you start clipping your horse?
|IndiesaurusRex ||09-03-2011 02:38 PM |
I would just say as soon as she begins to need it :) Some people say you should only do it at certain times, because it damages the coat, but I've never experienced that :-)
Don't forget to substitute what she might lose heat-wise with a rug when needed :-)
|moking ||11-18-2012 11:18 PM |
November is a good time. I wouldn't do it any later than December.
|Muppetgirl ||11-18-2012 11:21 PM |
I'm in Alberta, and I'm clipping my guy this coming week sometime....he's indoors, but he sweats so much that I can't get him dry.....I think anytime before Jan 1st is good.....although I'm just being cautious in saying that, as I have never seen any problem with summer coat coming in and clipping.....but I've heard of issues.......
|Wallaby ||11-18-2012 11:59 PM |
Hah, thanks guys...however, this thread is over a year old. :wink: :lol:
|Muppetgirl ||11-19-2012 12:59 AM |
|wetrain17 ||11-19-2012 11:58 AM |
Its not so much when to start clipping as it is when to stop. I start clipping as soon as I see them getting fuzzy, but I will not clip after February. You dont want to clip/ruin the summer coat coming in.
|Foxhunter ||11-20-2012 05:46 PM |
In the UK it is normal to start clipping in mid October as the coats start to grow. Then clip again in November and possibly January time.
|Nikkibella ||11-20-2012 08:32 PM |
You can clip whenever he starts getting fuzzy , usually around late Oct. or Nov. but DONT CLIP LATE !!! You will ruin his spring/summer coat
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